UA Faculty Senate continues sorority discussion

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The University of Alabama Faculty Senate planned to resume discussions of a statement urging action by the school administration after recent allegations of racial discrimination during sorority recruitment and voter fraud by Greek organizations.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that the senate began discussing the statement on Sept. 17. Faculty Senate President Steve Miller said the latest draft will be released Tuesday at a 3:30 p.m. meeting.

Racial segregation in the university’s sorority system was thrust into the spotlight this month when the student newspaper quoted a member of an all-white sorority, who said alumnae blocked undergraduates from accepting a qualified prospective member because she was black. A member of another all-white sorority said she moved out after it failed to add a black woman as a member.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News

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